Some Slytherins change their minds about attacking Harry's friends; some don't. Dumbledore targets Hermione, so someone targets Dumbledore.
- Doc, how do you do it? I can't believe how much I'm enjoying this story. I loved the conversation between Snape & Harry & punishment handed out to Pansy and Marietta, something I hadn't seen before, very nicely done. Keep up the great work.
- "...pick a group or three: International Hit-Wizards ... Fate herself; the goblins..."
Ooh! Ooh! You forgot The Founders! I know I've seen that one used somewhere!
Quite an impressive retrospective on Post-OP fanfic you've got there; you even got The Blot's Mr Black. I'm sure Loralee will be touched by Snape's shudder at 'the goblins'. You know, you could have strung this out the way Clell did the "how did you vanquish Voldemort" question, one or two per chapter.
Given your hint, when Harry blurred for a moment while chatting with Millicent, I'll guess that Hogwarts, which, as a magical construct, is quite capable of using the magic operating nominally within the Room of Requirement anywhere within itself without hard time-constraints, and that Harry, when he immerses himself into that magic as he did to leave Snape's presence, can both direct its manifestation and manifest himself through it; the blur was a time-disjunct splicepoint.
Of course, that's probably not the answer you're using, but it was fun coming up with it. Pray continue.
- siaru -- Harry does blur as he interacts with Hogwarts' magic, but that's not how he's bilocating. I started off with three groups, and then added one or two with each major edit. I'm sure I could have easily added dozens more
erik -- poke? Me? Hey, I've used most of those story lines! ;-)
- "How about this then..."
Gawd, I loved that paragraph, it made sense in the context of the story and yet poked fun at your own prolific stories. It was priceless!
And the idea of Harry running to a fully sentient Hogwarts and she (the castle does seem like a she doesn't it?) taking him in and training him, is such a neat idea. I know it has been at least touched on by others but it just got a bunny hopping in my own brain. I don't know whether to give you a manly hug in thanks or kick you for distracting me.
And your creativity in the punishments is creepily delightful.
Is Harry using something like a time turner to do all this? Or does it fall back to a sentient Hogwarts? Or could it be extraterrestrials?